外文标题：Japan says it faces increasing threats from China, North Korea
TOKYO: Japan faces increasingly serious threats to its security from an assertive China and an unpredictable North Korea, a defence ministry report said on Tuesday, as ruling politicians call for the military to beef up its ability to respond to such threats.
The report, the first since hawkish Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took office vowing to boost Japan's defences, was likely to prompt a sharp response from Beijing, whose ties with Tokyo are strained by a territorial row.
China is also upset by remarks from Abe suggesting he wants to cast Tokyo's wartime history in a less apologetic tone.
"There are various issues and destabilising factors in the security environment surrounding Japan, some of which are becoming increasingly tangible, acute and serious," the annual defence white paper said.
"China has attempted to change the status quo by force based on its own assertion, which is incompatible with the existing order of international law," the report said, echoing recent comments by Abe and his cabinet.
"China should accept and stick to the international norms." A Sino-Japanese dispute over rival claims to tiny East China Sea islets flared up last September after Japan nationalised the isles, known as the Senkaku in Japan and the Diaoyu in China.
Danish Ahamad (Newcastle upon Tyne)
US should reconsider the Iran's (alleged) nuclear plans or pakistan or iraq. They should see into their good friend China's head!! Am guessing it will be going unseen..
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INDIA SHOULD LEARN A LESSON FROM JAPAN WHEN IT COMES TO DEALING WITH CHINA! INDIA CANNOT AND SHOULD NOT BOW DOWN TO CHINA. INDIA MUST TALK FROM A POINT OF STRENGTH AS THIS IS THE ONLY LANGUAGE THAT CHINA UNDERSTANDS!
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Ghost Who Walks (Australia)
How times change! 60 years ago Japan invaded China & killed millions have they forgotten this so fast? Payback time for china....wipe out Japan, then Pakistan, then Afghanistan, then USA, then we will wipe you off...
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WIDESHUT (INDIA) replies to Ghost Who Walks
Nice dream man, wipe out America, American and their allies are in war all the time and their marines are war polished. They have just completed middle east and OBAMA is putting his concerns in ASIA. So China must give a second thought before even thinking about US. Their MADE IN CHINA war machines are good for making pop corns.
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We also face from China and Paki.. if we join hands.. China, Paki and NK put together will not be able to stand us.. long live our allies which dates back to our independence struggle.. an Indian
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Raphael (Angelic Relam)
Japan stop complaining bring South Korea and US...............................
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Yang (Chengdu, China)
Japan is a villain
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Aryabhata (Kusumapura) replies to Yang
Chinese are blood suckers
The day will come when the world altogether will hate china. For the time being I HATE CHINA.
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Chen MingZhe (Nanjing)
Japs r wild animals
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jcpatel55 (USA) replies to Chen MingZhe
Chinese are scums of the world.
See, even Japan recognizes China's expansionist policy. India, wake up. Nobody in this world trusts China, not even Russians with their military might.
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Aryabhata (Kusumapura) replies to jcpatel55
Gopi Krishna (Munich)
Chinese are bug eater and cannot be trusted.
Yes Japan should develop the weaponry to meet any imminent challenges to it's people and country. Further any aggression against Japan should be condemned by world bodies.
World will have to reconcile itself to the fact that now the Chinese menace cannot even be contained. Japan, India , Vietnam and other south east countries will have to suffer now.
BC Menon (Alappuzha)
What Japanese PM said about their dispute with China is fully applicable to India also. The difference is Japanese PM is more outspoken showing his patriotism 100%. India at least show patriotism in action. India's close co-ordination with all the Asia Pacific Nations is the need of the hour to contain arrogant and crookked Chinese.
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Aryabhata (Kusumapura) replies to BC Menon
K N Ravish Gowda (Bangalore, India)
This is a golden opportunity for India. Without taking sides India can benefit from the growing tension between China and Japan-US. Are our politicians smart enough and do they have the time to think about the country? I don't think so. They are fit for some domestic politics, unfit to for international politics. We need strong and smart leaders. As of now there is no such leader in India. Modi has the charm and guts to take bold decision, but the pseudo-secular groups will not let him hold the reins of India. India needs a leader like Shastri, Narasimha Rao, ABV.......if not we will be used and thrown around like garbage by cash rich and rogue nations.
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Danish Ahamad (Newcastle upon Tyne)
Is china planning on becoming the next US? - they surely have what it takes. But they playing with fire!
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K N Ravish Gowda (Bangalore, India) replies to Danish Ahamad
China becoming US is a dream. US is a land of ideas, innovation, struggle, power, politics, crime, entertainment, freedom, capitalism, you name it. China is a plastic copy of what US is, the economic basics of US is strong as it is driven by nationalist, capitalist and mainly consumers. Unlike China where everything is controlled by the Govt. Even ideas and innovation has to pass through the Govt and then get it approved. The question is not who is good and who is bad, the question is what each are made of. US is far more efficient in that perspective. Chinese economy can collapse and crumble down and may take decades to recover, meantime it will lead to chaos and confusion leading to revolt against the govt. Even though US can't be trusted, they are reliable. Unlike China who are neither reliable nor trusted.
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Danish Ahamad replies to K N Ravish Gowda
all i see is they are far more politically united internally. The people and the govt.
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